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Rep. Beyer, Sen. Heinrich, Rep. Davids Release New Report on Barriers to Economic Opportunity, Mobility Facing Native American Communities

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC); Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Vice Chair of the JEC; and Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-KS), Native American Caucus Co-Chair and member of the JEC released a new analysis on the persistent structural barriers facing Native American communities and how they hinder economic opportunity, mobility and...

JEC Chairman Beyer on Chair Powell Confirmation

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after Chair Powell was confirmed for a second term to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. “I applaud today’s re-confirmation of Chair Powell, whose leadership at the Fed helped contain the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. With his data-driven ...

National Capital Region Delegation Joint Statement On WMATA Board’s Selection Of New GM

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Today, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Representatives Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), and David Trone (D-MD), who represent the National Capital Region in the House of Representatives, issued the following statement on the Washington Metropolitan Area...

JEC Chairman Beyer on April CPI Data

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Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the April Consumer Price Index rose 0.3 % on a seasonally adjusted basis, down from 1.2% in March. As the pace of broader inflation had begun to moderate, Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has driven up food and energy pric...

Representatives Gwen Moore, Don Beyer, and Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Introduce Legislation to Fight Human Trafficking

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Today, Representatives Gwen Moore, Don Beyer, and Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, introduced the Counter Human Trafficking Research and Development Act. Their legislation will create a National Counter Human Trafficking Research and Development Initiative at the White House to develop anti-trafficking technologies and accelera...

Beyer Introduces Air Ventilation Legislation As Monthly Jobs Report Shows More Americans Returning To In-Person Work

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who chairs Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, today announced the introduction of the Airborne Act, legislation that would incentivize non-residential building owners to conduct indoor air quality assessments (IAQ) and upgrade their ventilation and air filtration systems. The bill introduction followed a sharp uptick in workers returning to in-person work in April, accordin...

Beyer Announces Speakers at Annual Women’s Conference

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today announced the speaker slate for his sixth Annual Women’s Conference and Forum, to be held on May 7 at George Mason University’s Arlington campus. Attendees will hear from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and poet Amanda Gorman by pre-recorded videos, followed by a panel discussion featuring Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocat...

JEC Chairman Beyer on April Jobs Data

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Today, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 428,000 in April and the unemployment rate remained stable at 3.6%. The unemployment rate was 5.9% for Black workers, 4.1% for Hispanic workers, 3.1% for Asian workers and...

Beyer Statement On Boeing Headquarters Announcement

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, including Arlington, and serves as the Chairman of the House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, issued the following statement today on Boeing’s announcement that it would move its headquarters to Arlington, Virginia: “Boeing’s announcement is the culmination of years of growing commitment to N...

JEC Report Shows New Business Applications Reached Highest Level on Record

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Today, in recognition of National Small Business Week, the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) released a new state-by-state analysis of business applications in 2021 that shows a record surge across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The pandemic posed significant challenges to businesses around the country, impacting families and communities nationwide. Black, Hispanic and Asian business own...